Lamar falls to Oak Hill, 5-0
WEST POINT The visiting Raiders of Lamar School out-hit homestanding Oak Hill, but couldn't push across any runs in non-division baseball action on Saturday.
Oak Hill, now 15-4 on the season, scored twice in the first and single runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings to take the 5-0 win.
Daniel Harrison (0-2) took the loss on the mound for the 10-8 Raiders. Monroe Mayfield belted two singles for Lamar, while Trey Whitehead had a double.
Lamar hosts Heidelberg in a non-league contest Monday at 6 p.m., before hosting conference foe Central Hinds in a single game at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
MHS falls in first round of playoffs
PETAL The Lady Wildcats of Meridian High School fell in the first round of the MHSAA Class 5A Fast-Pitch State Playoffs, as Petal swept a doubleheader 15-3, 6-1.
Artesian Boyd had a triple for MHS in the second game. The Lady Wildcats end their first season of fast-pitch softball at 11-13.
EMCC drops North Division doubleheader
MOORHEAD Homestanding Mississippi Delta defeated East Mississippi Community College 10-0 in the opener of the doubleheader, then squeaked out a 3-1 win in the nightcap on Saturday to take the MACJC North Division sweep.
Donte Hill (1-7) took the loss in the first game for EMCC, while Drew Powell led the Lions with two singles and Matt Minchew added a double.
Lee Boyd (2-7) took the loss in the second game, while J.D. Harbour belted a double for East Mississippi.
The Lions return to action on Monday when they play host to East Central in the Judge's Cup at 6:30 p.m.
Meridian boys finish second in meet
The Meridian High School boys track and field team completed its final tune-up in preparation for district competition with a second-place finish in the Big Blue Relays at Madison Central High School on Friday.
MHS finished with 128 points to take second in the eight-team field behind host Madison Central.
Kevin Moore took first in the long jump and triple jump, while placing fourth in the 400 meters for the Wildcats.
Peter Davidson was first in the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 3200 meters, while Sean Rogers was first in the 300 meters hurdles and third in the 110 meters Hurdles.
Jeremy Alford took second in the 3200 meters and 800 meters and third in the 1600 meters for MHS, while Germain Winfield was second in the high jump and fourth in the pole vault.
The District 5-5A and District 5-4A track meets will be held at Meridian Community College on Tuesday and Thursday.
The 3200 meter finals and field events will be on Tuesday, with all other running finals being held on Thursday.
Teams competing in the 5A vent will be MHS, Brandon, Natchez and Wayne County.
DSU splits doubleheader with UCA
CONWAY, Ark. After having a 19 game winning snapped with a 7-2 loss to the University of Central Arkansas in game one, Delta State University rebounded for a 14-5 win in the nightcap of a Gulf South Conference doubleheader here Saturday afternoon.
The top ranked Statesmen are now 34-4 on the season and 13-2 in the GSC. UCA is now 17-20 and 7-6 in league play.
Mike Hamby hit a two run home run in the bottom of the first inning to help the Bears a 2-0 lead. UCA stretch its advantage with three runs in the fourth and a run in the fifth and sixth.
Andy Dillard was 3-for-4 and Clint Turman went 2-for-3 for the Statesmen in game one. John Polles, who fell to 6-1, allowed six runs on seven hits to suffer his first loss of the season. Travis Liggett was the pitcher of record for UCA, improving to 7-2.
Delta State scored 14 runs on 14 hits in the nightcap. Steven
Tomaszewski drove in four runs and Edwin Maysonet went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBI. Maysonets triple was his seventh of the season, tying him with Kelly Dickinson for the season record. Starter Jay Garner was the winning pitcher for DSU, improving to 9-1. Garner worked six innings, allowing six runs on 11 hits with six strikeouts.
The Statesmen look to avoid losing its first conference series since 1998 in the rubber game on Sunday at 1 p.m.